Category Archives: Refugees and displaced people

Ensuring education for Syrian refugee children

The continuing conflict in Syria is taking a heavy toll on education, as thousands of Syrian families take their children out of school and flee across the border to seek refuge. Recognizing their needs, the United Nations and its humanitarian … Continue reading

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Haiti update: Where’s the public education system?

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The second anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake has drawn attention this week to the needs of the country’s young people, and efforts to give them a future. But … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Governance, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people | 4 Comments

Education rises – slowly – from Haiti’s rubble

As Haiti struggles to recover from the devastating earthquake two years ago, rebuilding education is a major priority – and a small bright light, of sorts. According to Nigel Fisher, the UN secretary-general’s Deputy Special Representative for Haiti, there are … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Donors, Governance, Health, Out-of-school children, Post-secondary education, Refugees and displaced people, Sexual violence | 5 Comments

Education in the spotlight in 2011

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for all Global Monitoring Report The Arab Spring, South Sudan’s long-awaited independence and the world’s 7 billionth baby featured in our top 10 blog posts for 2011, which highlighted key messages of the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Conflict, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Equality, Equity, Governance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Refugees and displaced people, Skills, Training, Youth | 1 Comment

Education in Somalia needs help urgently, agencies say

A group of 14 agencies and non-government organizations led by UNICEF and Save the Children has exposed the devastating effect of conflict, drought and famine on education in Somalia. Urgent action and funding is needed to prevent the situation worsening … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Donors, Famine, Human rights, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people | 6 Comments

Education needs to be protected by law

Français | Español Human Rights Watch has supplied further momentum to the growing movement to protect education during conflicts, by pointing out the gap between global and national legal protections. Governments should explicitly outlaw attacks on schools and curtail their … Continue reading

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Education for security and development

Français | Español | العربية By Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan To mark the launch in Amman, Jordan, of the Arabic edition of the 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and … Continue reading

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